Here we investigated the effects of annealing, heating rate and fading (after annealing at 800 degrees C) on the thermoluminescence (TL) glow curves of natural quartz (NQ). All of the samples were annealed at different temperatures between 100 degrees C and 800 degrees C and then irradiated with a beta dose of about 34 Gray (Gy), in order to determine the effects of annealing treatments on TL peaks of natural quartz. TL glow curves of the samples were recorded. It was observed that the intensities of TL peaks were strongly sensitive to annealing temperatures at 800 degrees C. The heating rate and fading effect of TL peaks of natural quartz were examined for the annealed samples at 800 degrees C for 30 min. It was observed that the intensities of the TL peaks were differently affected from heating rate and fading. Additionally, TL kinetic parameters (activation energy, frequency factor and order of kinetics) of all peaks were determined for annealed samples using a computerized glow curve deconvolution (CGCD) method and Mathematica software. Copyright (C) 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.